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by henry quirk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Against Caffeine
Replies: 297
Views: 3147

Just finished #6 (had it with lunch).

Not jittery, or psychotic, or deranged, or delusional, or any of that crap Gloom sez comes with heavy coffee-drinking.

And on the off-chance that mebbe I'm too coffee-addled to accurately self-assess I asked Leon what he thought...Leon sez I'm doin' just fine.
by henry quirk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 225
Views: 6426

"take it for granted"

It's the same here in the U.S.

Most think they're owed this, that, and the other.

America is a well-domesticated country.
by henry quirk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 225
Views: 6426

"you either help me farm or you die!"

Thanks for the offer but I'll stick with my own farming and hunting and leave you to yours.
by henry quirk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 225
Views: 6426

"paying of it" Couple of years back I had a spot of trouble...I'm uninsured (since the ADA declared my catastrophic policy substandard)... can't get what I want under the ADA and I won't accept subsidies, so I paid the two grand for diagnosis myself (piece by piece, payment by payment)...I think qui...
by henry quirk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Against Caffeine
Replies: 297
Views: 3147

Searching fo today's cup four....NOW!
by henry quirk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 225
Views: 6426

I don't get it. Hobbes sez certain things are free...I say they aren't...that's all I say...I make no attempt in this thread to assess the value of those things Hobbes sez are free (but aren't)...I just point out there ain't no free lunch...sonebody has to pay (always, for everything). What do I get...
by henry quirk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 225
Views: 6426

"a bullshit strawman of socialism"

Of course it isn't.

There ain't no free lunch: not for the capitalist and not for the socialist.

Somebody has to 'pay'.
by henry quirk
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 225
Views: 6426

Don't know what your beef is, cuz...

...all I said was that all those things you describe as 'free' aren't.
by henry quirk
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Against Caffeine
Replies: 297
Views: 3147

True...that's why I carry Altoids.
by henry quirk
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Against Caffeine
Replies: 297
Views: 3147

Since I ain't kissin' nobody: no, I don't.
by henry quirk
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Against Caffeine
Replies: 297
Views: 3147

Working on my third (and not last) cup of the day.

About to have (another) cigarette.
by henry quirk
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 225
Views: 6426

ain't no such thing as 'free'

"By and large the provision of free universal education, policing, and fire services have been very successful indeed." Somebody pays for all of that...not one bit of any of it is 'free'. # "It would be nice if anyone gave it a serious try." According to at least two people in-forum, socialism is wh...
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 61
Views: 815

"Solving metaphysics" is kinda like calculatin' how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 209
Views: 4160

The Meaning?

There isn't one.

The Purpose?

To move heat around.

Anything else 'you' add is 'you adding' (not 'supplanting').
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Seeing Time
Replies: 6
Views: 123

quoting myself from elsewhere...

Without sumthin' to measure (the decay of that dead cat in the box, for example), and the measurer, there ain't no time. Time is perceived change of state, change of status, changes in conveyed information. So: Rick Hunter built his Time Sphere for nuthin' cuz he and it are stuck 'here and now' wit...